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1913 Boynton Elementary School

 
 
1913 Boynton Elementary School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, August 3, 2016
1. 1913 Boynton Elementary School Marker
Inscription.  Boynton Elementary School/Boynton School, designed by West Palm Beach architect William Maughlin, is of the masonry vernacular style, has two floors, six classrooms and attic space leading to the belfry. The original staircase and floors were built with Florida pine. On September 8, 1913, it became Boynton’s only school for 14 years. It housed 12 grades, had indoor plumbing and electricity installed in the 1920s. It was used as a public school and for community activities until 1989. In the 1990s the new settlers joined residents to revive downtown Boynton Beach, using the schoolhouse as the cornerstone. In 1998-99 the building underwent a $14 million restoration funded by the City of Boynton Beach and the State Division of Human Resources. On November 29, 2001, it opened to the public as the Schoolhouse Children’s Museum & Learning Center. Its mission is to encourage families to learn the history of Boynton Beach and Palm Beach County through interactive exhibitions and programs. The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1994.
 
Erected 2008 by The Boynton Cultural Center,
1913 Boynton Elementary School Marker with town square clock image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, August 3, 2016
2. 1913 Boynton Elementary School Marker with town square clock
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Inc., the City of Boynton Beach and the Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-627.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. A significant historical date for this entry is September 8, 1913.
 
Location. 26° 31.636′ N, 80° 3.763′ W. Marker is in Boynton Beach, Florida, in Palm Beach County. Marker is at the intersection of East Ocean Avenue and Northeast 1st Street, on the right when traveling west on East Ocean Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 129 East Ocean Avenue, Boynton Beach FL 33435, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Boynton Woman's Club (approx. 0.7 miles away); Barton Memorial Park Cemetery (approx. 0.9 miles away); Bethesda Memorial Hospital (approx. 1.6 miles away); South Lake Worth Inlet (approx. 1.7 miles away); North Ocean Boulevard (approx. 2 miles away); 1885-1893 (approx. 3.1 miles away); Chapel Of The Holy Spirit (approx. 3.2 miles away); a different marker also named North Ocean Boulevard (approx. 3½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boynton Beach.
 
Also see . . .  Schoolhouse Children's Museum - Wikipedia. (Submitted on January 30, 2019, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
1913 Boynton Elementary School image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, August 3, 2016
3. 1913 Boynton Elementary School
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 30, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 9, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 274 times since then and 14 times this year. Last updated on January 29, 2019, by Daniel Eisenberg of Boca Raton, Florida. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 9, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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